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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 8, 2010 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

Well I never have done drugs, all my friends who did would say, " Charlie, you're weird enough without drugs, you don't need them" (seriously!) . It is often asumed that I am an acidhead, by people who do not know me .I am sure I got a contact hight from all the pot, in those old indoor shows !
Some people may need that spiritual laxative , to get there , but where it takes you is already there .
Phil has an interesting, reasonable discussion, of some of this in the early part of his book . Myself I am a little skeptical of some of the claims , made by some of the members of the psychedelic lobby . I think some clearheaded cold water, is helpful sometimes , when looking at some of the more extravagant statements of Deadheads about the band . But I do like the most "on drugs" parts of the Dead ( despite sounding a little too critical in the drums>space comments) . I always got a smile watching the blank looks of incomprehension, during these parts of the concert, by the "guy takes his date to the Dead show" ("hey, I like American Beauty") sort of audience member .
I have always like pretty "out there" music ( it is interesting that some of the most out music by "rock" musicians , Zappa,& Beefheart ,where my no users )
, far more so that most of my user friends, usually .
As a non user I will say this, I always would rather be around people high on pot and acid, than a bunch of drunks .

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 8, 2010 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

On target. A couple of years ago, my son and I made the trip from Va Beach to Asheville to catch a 2 night run of the String Cheese Incident. We were in line waiting to get in - there were 4 guys in line in front of us all dosed up but they were very pleasant company and the conversation was interesting to say the least. Contrast that with the girl behind us who was so drunk she passed out in line. Her boyfriend was so drunk he rolled her to the side of the building and got back in line intending to still go in and see the show. Where he was promptly removed by the police to take care of her.

My son's wise beyond his years observation? "Why would anyone ever get so wasted they couldn't even get into to see the band they like perform?"

I suppose that leaves some wiggle room to get a little wasted and still get in to see the show.....

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 8, 2010 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

I don't mind people having a good time, but alcohol, makes people loud, and obnoxious . To this day how many liquored up knuckle head is immortalizes on tape . I remember a show , think late 80's at Irvine, the band was in a pretty good ( for the era ) Other One . This not bad looking girl with beer breath, decides she wants to talk (yell) to me, making it hard to enjoy the song . ( of course where is she when is she when the concert is over !
Most people smoking pot, shut the fuck up ! (not always , I know ) .